Cimetière protestant, SouvignéCimetière protestant, Souvigné
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Souvigné Land of tradition


On these lands of traditions you will have the opportunity to travel in time. Wander the alleys and follow the sweet scents of peasant recipes. Between traditional cuisine of the time and the Museum of Rural Life and Hairdressing, Souvigné is a treat for the taste buds and the pupils!

Go back in time

This museum invites you to discover or rediscover ancestral traditions. Come live a unique experience in a museum with rich collections, guided by dedicated volunteers. They bring the past to life and invite you to share the daily life of the Poitevin peasants of this Protestant “country” in the 19th century. In a carefully studied staging rich in testimonials, each object comes to life and gives substance to life stories, those of the inhabitants of these places. Food, education, clothing, the museum allows a discovery of the rural world suitable for young and old.

Forgotten flavors...

Souvigné has everything to surprise your taste buds. Thanks to the book “La cuisine paysanne de Souvigné et d’ailleurs en Deux-Sèvres”, immerse yourself in the culinary art of grandmothers. All the recipes of the country are listed there, enough to learn how to enjoy yourself in local mode!

For nature lovers

Souvigné is an ideal destination for walks in the heart of nature. Take advantage of the paths that will make you discover the traces of the life of past such as wells and washhouses in the heart of the valley of the Savrelle stream. Discover the Hermitain forest, admire the giant of these places, the Patriarch. This tree is a gigantic oak of about thirty meters!

Protestant history

From the temple to the 300 graves listed in the town, the Protestant religion is omnipresent.

The building was built on the former lands of the priory of Souvigné in the 19th century. Classified as a Historic Monument, this temple has an interior architecture that is worth a visit.